“The idea for the autobahn was conceived in the late 1920s during the Weimar Republic, but construction was slow, due to economic problems and lack of political support. The first road was completed in 1932 between Cologne and Bonn. “Days after the 1933 Nazi takeover, Hitler embraced an ambitious autobahn construction project. The autobahns were not intended as military infrastructure as often stated because all major military transports in Germany were done by train to save fuel.
Slubice - Autobahnbrücke über der Oder bei Swiecko --- The highway and the highway bridge over the Oder were planned by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. After the end of the second World War II built the GDR and Poland, the northern road (see photo right). The southern road was built after the end of the GDR in the 1990s. The A12 is the main east-west link between both Germany and Poland as well as between Russia and Western Europe. - Cyclists will find a way to highway bridge .